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Do you mind if I open the window?
1. No way!
2. Not in a million years.
3. Not at all.
4. Abosolutely not.

(Ae all the answers correct? Why do you use the #2 answer? Would you explain it in detail?)

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  1. That is a rather "backwards" question! The phrasing "Do you mind..." needs a no answer if the person doesn't mind (that is, if it's okay) or a yes answer if the person does mind (that is, if it's NOT okay).

    So ... all of these answers mean that the person who is being asked the question thinks it's okay to open the window. But I think that's the opposite of what these answers are supposed to be saying!!

    Not in a million years = an exaggeration, slang, meaning NEVER!

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